See the KITP Social Wiki for lots of ideas, and please join it if you'd like to contribute!

Dinner today (July 17) at Pepe's Mexican 6:30

Pls sign up below

Alex Koulakov +1
Joel Mainland
Venki Murthy + 1
David Zwicker
Tim Pearce

July 14th, 4pm: There will be a picnic at the Goleta Beach State Park (short walk from KITP) on Tuesday.

Families very welcome. Please bring something to grill or some other prepared food, drinks or dessert. Alexei will make a run to Costco to buy food etc., so please let him know if you want to contribute something or want him to get something.

Dinner tonight (Thursday, July 2nd) at 7:15pm. Please sign your name below.

The dinner will be held at Beachside bar cafe near the pier and our picnic site in Goleta

- Alex Koulakov + 1
. Tim Holy (need a ride if it's in downtown)
. Eli Shlizerman (need a ride if it's in downtown )
- Brian Smith +1
- Hiro Matsunami
- Lucia Jacobs
- Petr Sulc
- Shyam, Srinivasan

Send email to Alex ( if you have questions

Thursday (June 25th) Dinner and Art!

There is a free event for KITP scientists to walkthrough at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) and have drinks afterwards.
Lets plan to meet in the KITP lobby at 5pm on Thursday.
(Please sign up before June 24, 5:00pm)

To sign up write your name below here (click on Edit on the right up corner and then Save), indicating:
-if you have a car and how many extra seats you can offer
-if you need a ride
-the number of additional people coming with you

Tiffany Glenn-Hall (4 extra seats)
Greg Huber (3 extra seats)
Christoph Kirst (bike, let me know if you like to join biking, we can start 4:15-4:30pm at KITP)
Tiberiu Tesileanu (could use a ride or could take the bus)
Petr Sulc (could use a ride or join the biking party)
Shyam Srinivasan (I could use a ride or could take the bus)

We'll go out for dinner tonight (June 22nd), meeting at 6:30pm outside Kohn Hall.

Please sign up below, so we can plan accordingly:

Maxim Bazhenov
Venki Murthy
Petr Sulc
Chirstoph Kirst
Daniel Kepple

Kayaking on Channel Islands or Hiking

Hi anyone interested in going to the Channel Islands for kayaking or hiking,
see our previous event:

Christoph Kirst (27,28 June or 3 July or 11/12 July)
Petr Sulc (27,28 June or 3 July)

Area Restaurants

Arnoldi's Cafe - Little Italian restaurant in historic stone building from 1930's with seating and bocce ball out back.

Beachside Bar & Cafe, down the hill from KITP overlooking Goleta beach.

The Boathouse - Seafood place right on Hendry's beach.

Brewhouse - Pretty much what you expect - beer and hearty food. For large groups, they require a pre-selected menu with only 4 entree choices.

Carlitos - Nice Mexican restaurant on State Street.

Edomasa - Sushi.

Olio Pizzeria - Highest rated pizza place in town, but kind of pricey (up to $20 for individual pie).

Opal - California/Fusion.

Trattoria Vittoria - Italian. Will only take large groups either early (before 5:30) or late (after 8:00).


Hiking around Santa Barbara

Local Events


The Met: Live in HD

  • The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts HD simulcasts of operas to movie theaters all over the world. The live performances are Saturday matinees in New York, so they start here at 9:55am and are shown locally at the historic Arlington Theater in downtown SB and, in a smaller venue at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito. It will be rebroadcast again at Hahn Hall at 6:00pm on Saturday and at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Jazz & Folk Music

  • SB has but one place that features jazz and folk: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club .They have decent food if you want to eat before/during a performance.

Sport Activities

  • If you are interested in swimming/running/weightlifting or playing some sports like table tennis or soccer, you may wish to join UCSB's Recreation Center. KITP visitors pay the Community rate.

Santa Barbara Theaters